After posting the best record in over a decade, the 2016 Pac-12 South Champion Colorado Buffaloes received their rings in a ceremony on Friday night. Last year’s campaign was a comeback season for coach Mike MacIntyre and CU with a 8-1 record in conference play along with an invite to the Valero Alamo Bowl.
Watch the reveal video the team saw before getting their Pac-12 South Championship rings. #GoBuffs #NeverStopRising pic.twitter.com/kvZMirJ04L— Colorado Football (@RunRalphieRun) June 24, 2017
Under MacIntyre, Colorado orchestrated one of the most best turnarounds in college football history. They also became the third team in history to end a run of 10-straight losing seasons with a 10-win season.
The entire Buffaloes team including NFL rookies Chidobe Awuzie, Ahkello Witherspoon and Jordan Carrell made an appearance at CU’s Champions Center for a lobster and steak dinner before a presentation of the championship rings.
"From the bottom of my heart, from the deepest part of my soul, I thank everybody in here," MacIntyre told the room filled with players, coaches and support staff. "Everybody in here is getting a ring and people associated with this program have made your dreams and my dreams come true."
Here’s a look at the impressive hardware.
Colorado will be looking to repeat as division champions in 2017 by opening the season on Sept. 1 in the Rocky Mountain Showdown against in-state rival Colorado State. Tickets for individual games are currently on sale at cubuffs.com.